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EPISODE | On Creative Process & Digital Storytelling

Making JGB Episode 1


“This was me 5 years ago. I recorded this on a whim, feeling especially inspired to start filming videos documenting the creative process of my passion project called Make Yourself coming to life.

And here I am now.

5 years later and I still don’t have anything to show for this documentation project, which is so disappointing and frustrating.

It’s not that I haven’t documented though! I have tons of footage and picture evidence of my life story and the creative process I’ve gone through over the years.

All this documentation exists and is ready to be turned into a series of digital stories.

But my struggle is that I haven’t been able to create anything that I’ve been happy enough with to proudly put online.

But then recently I inspired after rewatching a Youtube video that I’ve always loved. It’s a passage by Ira Glass in regards to the creative process.

I absolutely believe in everything that’s said here. So starting now, I’m going to apply myself to his advice. I’m going to tell my story. I’m going to put myself on deadline so that every week or every month I am going to tell one part of the story. I’m going to create a volume of work that will help me to close the gap so that the work I’m making will be as good as my ambitions.

I call this story Making JGB.”


Be sure to follow my digital storytelling as it unfolds through my online presence:

I live tweet my everyday adventures here: www.twitter.com/jessgenevieve
I share personal life updates on Facebook: www.facebook.com/jessgenevieve
I document my creative processes through my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/makingjgb

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